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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

An Accredited BSN Program in Texas

The BSN program at the University of Texas Permian Basin prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. The nursing curriculum is both theoretical and practical. Students are prepared to problem-solve, based on evidence and research, while including the patient as the main source of information. Strong clinical experiences are provided in the community and regional healthcare facilities and in the use of technology in UTPB's state of the art Nursing Simulation Center.

The faculty is committed to preparing graduates that are caring, scholarly and imaginative to coordinate and provide care in a variety of complex healthcare settings. Graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

Careers for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A degree in Nursing will set you on the path for many career opportunities, including:

  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • Physician’s Office Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • School Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Traveling Nurse

Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 69 semester credit hours before being admitted into the Nursing Program.
  • Students must earn a B or better in all Math or Science lower level courses.
  • All other lower level courses must be completed with a C or better grade, including: general education core, nursing pre-requisites and electives.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 54 semester credit hours of upper-level nursing courses.
  • Students must be admitted into the Nursing Program before enrolling for upper-level courses.

Bachelor of Science of Nursing Degree Map 

Admission to the Nursing Program

Before getting started please review the BSN Program Admission Criteria.

To apply to UT Permian Basin's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program you must first apply and be accepted to attend UTPB.

After you've been accepted to UTPB, you may apply to the BSN Nursing Program by following these steps:

  1. Complete the Application for Entry to BSN Program form.
  2. Obtain official transcripts from each college/university you have attended, including UT Permian Basin.
  3. Obtain two (2) references using the Applicant References form. (See Reference Instructions for more information.)
  4. Obtain a copy of your Immunization Records. See the BSN Program Admission Criteria for more information.
  5. Send the Application for Entry to BSN Program, official transcripts, Applicant References, and Immunization Records to College of Nursing, UT Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79762
  6. Official TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills, version 5 or higher) test results must be sent by ATI to the UTPB Nursing Program; photocopied test results will not be accepted. You may register to take the TEAS Test at the ATI Testing website, www.atitesting.com/. Please choose: U of TX of the Permian Basin TEAS to have your scores sent to us.

A $25 application fee will be placed on your student account. Once on your account, you may pay online through your my.UTPB.edu account or with the Accounting Office. A copy of the paid fee receipt is required at the time of your interview.

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